REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRENGTHENING JUDICIAL COOPERATION IN THE MENA REGION: JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING – MANAMA (BAHRAIN), 22-24 MARCH 2022

In collaboration with the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the EU Global Facility on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (EU GF-AML/CFT) organized a Regional Conference on “Strengthening Judicial Cooperation in the MENA Region: Judges and Prosecutors at the forefront of the Fight against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing” in Manama –Bahrain.

The three-day event brought together 70 representatives from 18 countries of the MENA region and aims at strengthening international judicial cooperation and efficient application of existing Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) standards and international instruments by judges and prosecutors.

The overall purpose of the Conference is to equip judges and prosecutors with the specialized knowledge they require to carry out their AML/CFT related responsibilities and tasks, and enhance the capacity of investigators and judicial systems to increase prosecutions and convictions.